Albright Blames Media for Partisan Paralysis in Congress
Commonwealth Club - Fairmont Hotel
At the halfway point between 2010 and 2011, the United States is facing numerous challenges, as well as opportunities. Two wars are still raging in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Middle East peace process has stalled. Concerns about global terrorism, nuclear proliferation and climate change dominate the headlines, all against the backdrop of financial instabilities in many realms, including our own. Yet the promise of new technologies, the information revolution and engaged citizens hold out hopes for innovation and problem-solving.What should be the major priorities for the U.S. in the second half of 2010? Is it possible to create the political will for positive change? Madeleine Albright and George Shultz address the challenges.